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August 31, 2017
U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Division oversee training of the 215th Corps of the Afghan National Army at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afg. on March 22, 2016. The U.S. has about 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Aug. 30, 2017, acknowledging for the first time publicly that the total forces there are higher than formally disclosed in recent years. The new count includes covert as well as temporary units, defense officials said. Adam Ferguson/The New York Times
Pentagon admits thousands more troops in Afghanistan than previously reported
August 31, 2017 - 12:42pm
August 30, 2017
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, talks about legislation to improve benefits for National Guard and Reserve personnel. She is flanked by Col. Brian Melton, left, chief of staff for the Minnesota National Guard, and Col. Anthony Polashek, commander of the 934th Airlift Wing, based in the Twin Cities. (Helmut Schmidt/Forum News Service
Klobuchar seeks improved benefits for Guard, Reserve
August 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
August 25, 2017
President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Aug. 23, 2017. Trump started his day on Thursday publicly criticizing leaders of his own party for not advancing his legislative agenda, which the president called “so easy.” (Al Drago/The New York Times
Trump directs Pentagon to implement ban on transgender service members, bans sex-reassignment surgery
August 25, 2017 - 8:19pm
August 21, 2017
A U.S. Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady takes part in a drill at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, August 21. Lee Sang-hak/Yonhap via REUTERS
North Korea tirade reignites missile threat against Guam
August 21, 2017 - 10:06am
August 20, 2017
The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain maneuvers alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard for a refueling-at-sea in the Philippine Sea June 14. Ten of the ship's sailors are missing after a collision Monday, Aug. 21. (Reuters)
Navy begins probe into collision of U.S. destroyer in Southeast Asia, 10 sailors missing, 5 injured
August 20, 2017 - 8:51pm
August 6, 2017
Little Falls artist Charles Kapsner sketches Marine Cory Engen from Browerville this week at his studio. Kapsner is working on the fourth mural for the committal hall at the State Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley. The mural will depict the Marine Corps from it’s origin to present time.  Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. artist uses talents to shed good light on armed forces
August 6, 2017 - 12:55pm
August 2, 2017
While at the memorial wall, the men all wore shirts identifying themselves as veterans. Many people stopped to ask questions and thank them for their service. (Contributed)
Visiting war memorial connects Minnesota veteran with men he served with
August 2, 2017 - 12:16pm
July 31, 2017
Nonprofit expands veterans housing to Northland
July 31, 2017 - 6:00am
July 27, 2017
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
No changes to military's transgender policy yet, top U.S. general says
July 27, 2017 - 10:35am
July 26, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. military personnel at Naval Air Station Sigonella following the G7 Summit, in Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo
Here's how many trans people serve in the U.S. military
July 26, 2017 - 3:11pm
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds up a rainbow flag with "LGBT's for TRUMP" written on it at a campaign rally in Greeley, Colorado, U.S. October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Trump bans transgender people from military service; critics call it 'raw prejudice'
July 26, 2017 - 10:18am
July 14, 2017
Pentagon says head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed
July 14, 2017 - 3:27pm
Amelia Earhart standing under the nose of her Lockheed Model 10-E Electra. WikiCommons image
Amelia Earhart reality check: The Japanese helped the U.S. look for the famed aviator
July 14, 2017 - 8:45am
July 12, 2017
Mary Hagen of Duluth holds a photo of her brother James Hubert, a World War II vet who died in battle in the South Pacific Island of Tarawa. DNA testing identified his long-lost remains that will be brought home to be buried this summer. Bob King / Forum News Serviceplay button
Long lost Duluth Marine to be interred on Saturday
July 12, 2017 - 11:36pm
July 9, 2017
Joshua Wheeldon shows his POW-MIA tattoo. (Kjell Redal/Seattle Times/TNS)
Loss, service, patriotism, resistance: Veterans' tattoos speak loudly
July 9, 2017 - 7:00am
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